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A list of common topics covered in workshops, seminars, lecture presentations and talks. If your organization is interested in inviting Yoshiko to speak, teach or write about any of these subjects or similar, please contact us.
staff [at] yoshikowada [dot] com

workshop topics.

On shibori: tyeing, stitching, folding, pole wrapping, clamping, are used alone or in combination to resist selective areas on cloth and compressed to resist dyes or chemicals, heat or agitation to create permanent memories on cloth.

On recycling: re-fashioning materials; transforming textures; exploring the concept of boro. 1. Sample Stitching Exercise 2. Download example PDF 

On dyeing: working with indigo; shibori and surface design; etc

On kimono: cultural identification; fashion and wear; construction techniques; etc

On Transformation: Material . Magic . Memory: manipulating cloth; working with special silks and wools and polyesters; combining fabrics; dimensional shaping; permanent textures; etc.

lecture topics.

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Traditional Japanese Subjects

Contemporary Japanese Subjects

Indian Subjects

World Textile Subjects 

Sustainability in Textile Design & Production